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The Russian Gambler by Dolya Gavanski A brilliant, penniless, pianist gets a job as tutor to the daughter of a wealthy Russian oligarch living in London and is sucked into a world of obsession and chance. A modern-day take on Dostoevsky's The Gambler, by writer/actor Dolya Gavanski, with Ed Stoppard, Matthew Marsh and Graham Seed. The Russian Gambler is Dolya Gavansk's first drama for Radio 4. As an actor she worked with Steve Coogan and Michael Winterbottom on The Trip and with Angelina Jolie...
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Nov 20, 2021
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Heir to crumbling stone and ancient ritual,  the  idiosyncratic life  of  Mervyn Peake's  Titus   Groan  begins. Stars Paul Rhys
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Nov 20, 2021
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John Bunyan's story about a Christian pilgrim and his journey to discover the nature of faith. It contrasts the physical hardship of poverty and imprisonment with spiritual riches. Neil Dudgeon plays Christian, with Anton Rodgers (Bunyan, the narrator), Anna Massey as Interpreter, Alec McCowen, Peter Bowles, Don Warrington, Graham Crowden and Caroline Lee Johnson. Produced by Pam Fraser-Solomon.
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Nov 20, 2021
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The Tidebreak by David Constantine Directed by David Hunter http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b084vqgb First broadcast - BBC Radio 3, Drama on 3, 11 December 2016 The Tidebreak of Morecambe Bay is a porous barrier separating the past and present, the dead and the living, sweet water and salt water - and the scene for three linked tales across the past one hundred years. Writer - David Constantine The Traveller - David Sterne Captain Molineux - Luke MacGregor Mrs Williams - Christine Bottomley...
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Nov 20, 2021
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Ernest's Tower by Don Haworth Ernest's Uncle Leo owns a traveling fair. Ernest leases a small stall from him, and dreams of owning the tallest fairground tower in the land. But to get it he'll first have to thwart Uncle Leo.  CAST Rose - Elizabeth Bell Ernest - Paul Copley Uncle Leo - Stephen Thorne Narrator - Robin Herford Henson - Sam Kelly Miranda - Alison Pettit Cecil - Terrance Edmond Waitress - Helen Ayres  Music by Simon Moorcroft Directed by Gordon House ...
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Nov 20, 2021
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Old grudges resurface as Miss St Andrews 1961 meets her old rival for the university Charities Queen title nearly 50 years later. CAST Young Robert - Joe McFadden Jenny - Ellie Haddington Young Jenny - Tracy Wiles Robert - Tom Mannion Judy - Sandy Walsh Holly - Caroline Guthrie Directed by Claire Grove. -------------------------------------------------------- First broadcast: BBC Radio 4 Afternoon Drama, 25th March 2009
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Nov 20, 2021
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Adapted by Shaun McKenna Directed by Marion Nancarrow Broadcast BBC R4 CS: Februay 27, March 5 & 12, 2000 Coded from tape at 128/44.1 - stereo Thanks to Usenet & spafon7e (sp7) for these files. Duration: 3 X 57 minutes episodes Steinbeck's other 'Great American Novel'. Two farming families and their intertwined destinies at various times between the US Civil War and the end of WWI. 'I believe there is one story in the world. And only one. Humans are caught. In their lives. In their...
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Nov 20, 2021
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Afternoon play Mire Farm by Bruce Bedford Simon Shaw's first challenge as a diplomat is to reconcile his family with the villagers of Butterdale. CAST Simon Shaw - Paul Downing John Shaw - Stephen Thorne May Shaw - June Barrie Beatrice Shaw - Jane Whittenshaw Grandad Shaw - Howard Goorney Eric Floe - Nigel Betts Vanessa - Julia Hills Taxi driver and landlord - John Christopher Wood Mrs. Wentwoth - Auriol Smith The vicar - Christopher Good Colonel Wint - James Greene Directed by Andy Jordan
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Nov 20, 2021
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Afternoon drama The Kingsnorth Six, by Julia Hollander In October 2007, climate change activists broke into Kingsnorth Power Station. They planned to climb its central chimney in protest against Government proposals to build more coal-fired power stations. But once on site they faced unexpected challenges. The play tells the story of their gruelling climb and their subsequent court case for criminal damage, in which they faced the threat of prison. Julia Hollander is an author and journalist....
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Afternoon drama. Sorry, Boys, You Failed The Audition by Ray Connolly In the summer of 1962 the Beatles auditioned for producer George Martin at Parlophone Records. Having been rejected by every other record company, it was their last chance to get a recording contract. As the world soon found out, they passed the audition. But what if they'd been turned down? Seen through the eyes of Freda, their teenage Liverpool fan club secretary, this is an affectionate comedy drama about what might have...
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A BBC Radio 4 'Afternoon Play' about the unconditional love of a devoted ABBA fan, from Olivier award-winning writer Christopher Green; starring the writer as himself, and Anni-Frid Lyngstad (aka Frida from ABBA). Originally broadcast 16 February 2011.
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4 Extra Debut. Comedy drama about the Two Ronnies, their long-running show and even longer-running friendship.  Stars Robert Daws and Aidan McCardle
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Nov 20, 2021
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Made for 4 Extra. Dramatisation of award-winning author Jane Gardam's novel. Marriage and secrets begin  in  1950s Hong Kong.  Stars Michael York
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Nov 20, 2021
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Scripted by Juliet Ace, based on the letters and diaries of the young Queen Victoria, this portrait of her younger life and the happy years of her marriage, reveals some of the remarkable and long-lasting achievements of this extraordinary queen. Starring Imogen Stubbs as Victoria. Duchess of Kent ........ Anna Massey Prince Albert ........ Adrian Lukis Baroness Lehzen ........ Selina Cadell Sir John Conroy ........ John Rowe. Melbourne ........ Christopher Cazenove WAG ........ Andrew Wincott...
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John (played by Danny Burns ), a student, starts to fall in love with Frances (Emma Atkins ) but doesn't realise that he's part of a plan that Frances's personalities are plotting. Frances Child has Dissociative Identity Disorder (formerly known as Multiple Personality Disorder) and creates other personalities in order to cope with the trauma experienced in childhood. Music by Philip Tagney :  Producer/Director Pauline Harris
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Sep 25, 2021
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A Slow Air by David Harrower Siblings Morna and Athol haven't spoken to each other for fourteen years. As they recount their troubled history, they tell the story of modern Scotland. Athol lives in Houston, round the corner from where the Glasgow Airport bombers planned their raid in 2007. He believes that only Scotland could produce such 'crap terrorists'. Dyed-in-the-wool SNP supporter Morna remembers the good old days of well-intended protest. As they talk, their differences - political,...
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Sep 25, 2021
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Superb radio play growing out of "The Burkiss Way" (which David Renwick co-wrote with Andrew Marshall). Rrevolves around four comedians - and their attractive female sidekick - who in the Fifties and Sixties broke new ground with their madcap antics and use of words like "clitoris"; now, they are old and screwed up, and one of them has been murdered. What was most impressive here was the way Renwick managed to duplicate the sort of humour he was referring to - showing you in...
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Sep 25, 2021
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The Vertigo Trust by Jon Canter Ronnie Sax is a sixty something multi-millionaire businessman, abrasive, cocky, three times divorced but on wife number four. He's egotistical and high energy and very much afraid of heights. He lives in a bungalow. His very large office is on the ground floor. Branson keeps inviting him into his balloon but Ronnie always has an excuse. He gives an interview to Deborah - a journalist with some serious copy to fill - and her searching questions turn into a...
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Sep 25, 2021
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Scott is devoted to his job as a firefighter and has always enjoyed the culture of the station - the nicknames, jokes and wind-ups between men who routinely trust each other with their lives. But eight months ago his mate Jacko died in a fire in mysterious circumstances. Now, haunted by dreams of his dead friend, Scott must confront his biggest fear. Written by Lynne Truss. Producer/Director Kate McAII Contributors Written By: Lynne Truss. Director: Kate McAii Scott: Adrian Bower Alan:...
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Sep 25, 2021
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A man goes through a cardboard box. Each piece of paper he picks out holds a memory. Pieced together the memories tell the story of an everyday and extraordinary love affair. Folded into that is a brief, and sometimes fictional, history of paper. Mark Bonnar and Lucy Gaskell star in Oliver Emanuel's love story. Him ...... Mark Bonnar Her ...... Lucy Gaskell Director: Kirsty Williams First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2016
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Sep 25, 2021
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When her son becomes increasingly obsessed with Judaism and disappears, Rosa, a die-hard atheist is forced to make a journey to Jerusalem. Her elderly father, David travels with her. They eventually make their way to the Meah She'arim district, the largest Haredim community in Israel, an Orthodox enclave, founded in the 19th Century. There is a clash of cultures which brings things to a head in Rosa's own family relationships with her father and her son. An affecting drama about three...
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Exploration of life with bipolar disorder by Trevor Preston. When Thomas dreams, he's in the world of the crime thriller; his daily life is rather less glamorous. Thomas ...... Rory Kinnear Dr Klein ...... Susan Engel Amy ...... Fenella Woolgar Lizzie ...... Janice Acquah Peter ...... Paul Rider Dr Beard ...... Jonathan Tafler Nita ...... Manjeet Mann Ratched ...... Inam Mirza Directed by Toby Swift
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Sep 25, 2021
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City Of Dreams  First broadcast BBC R4 07-11-2005. Written by members of the Mind Arts Project in Stockport (now known as ARC), and based on first hand accounts of mental ill health. In a city where stolen dreams are being dealt on street corners, washed up private detective Jack Mackenzie tries to find a missing person and gets more than he bargained for. Jack Mackenzie....Michael Begley Liz Weaver....Emma Cunniffe Lenny....Kulvinder Ghir Walter/Alan....Russell Dixon The Neighbour....Noreen...
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Sep 25, 2021
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Emma uses a powerful, illegal, and highly addictive device to try to alleviate the pain of her disturbing nightmares. As her dependency spirals out of control she is prepared to betray her loved ones, until finally she's forced to face the real reason behind her addiction. Written by Thomas Legendre A BBC Cymru Wales production directed by Emma Bodger. Emma Georgia Taylor DI Ambrose David Gyasi Sam Matthew Gravelle Chet Carl Prekopp Vicky Lynne Seymour Writer Thomas Legendre Director Emma Bodger
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Sep 16, 2021
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Omnibus.  Made for 4 Extra. An aid worker is abducted in Pakistan. Richard Monks' drama is told from five viewpoints.  Cast:  Barbara Flynn  Hamza Jeetooa Neil Dudgeon James McArdle Morven Christie Richard Monks is a Sony Award winning writer: his plays for radio include Hearing Sense, The Donor Trail, Shattered, Lying Undiscovered and Mole.
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Sep 13, 2021
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By Steve Waters. A powerful new version of the play originally staged at The Bush Theatre in London, addressing the subject of climate change. As Britain faces unprecedented and catastrophic floods, government and scientists argue over what action to take. A young glaciologist arrives in Whitehall determined to convince the powers that be of the importance of immediate action. But he is also bent on avenging his father, a scientist whose views were discredited a generation ago. Will Paxton...
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Sep 13, 2021
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Kressman Taylor's ADDRESS UNKNOWN, a chilling story of the rise of Nazism in the 1930s, was told as a series of letters between two friends: an American-German Jew and an American-German living in Germany. It was introduced by Anne Karpf, who told us that it was originally a novel published in America in 1938, not much more than a short story, but having an enormous impact, shocking people with the way Nazism was transforming and corrupting ordinary people. It was republished in 1995 to mark...
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Sep 12, 2021
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Nathan, a schoolteacher tainted by a connection with a terrorist, is detained for 28 days then released without charge. In the following 28 days, he tries to recover his former life, relationships and job. Contributors Director: Jessica Dromgoole Producer: Jessica Dromgoole Writer: Dawn King Nathan: Joseph Cohen-Cole Juliet: Emerald O'Hanrahan Maggie: Gillian Wright Tom: Rhys Jennings Miss Warren: Tessa Nicholson David: Philip Fox Libby: Kate Layden Lucie: Jade Beaty Tiru: Matthew Hall Brona:...
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Sep 12, 2021
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Theft of a dead person's identity is one the UK's fastest growing crimes. But what if the dead decide it's time to reclaim their souls? A contemporary ghost story by leading TV thriller writer Lizzie Mickery starring Helen Bradbury as Clare, John Hollingworth as Philip and Lucas Smith as Tom. Clare opens her door to a meter reader, guides him to the cellar and watches him go down. But he doesn't come up. How can he have vanished into thin air? Clare doesn't sleep that night. No one believes...
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Sep 11, 2021
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A Man's World is a compelling new drama following the lives of four violent male offenders thrown together on a six-month rehabilitation course. If they pass, they get a community service order. If they fail, they have to serve their jail sentence. Written by Waking The Dead writer, Adrian Mead. Attendance is compulsory at The Men's Group as all the participants have recently been convicted of a serious violent crime. This pioneering course works to challenge and radically alter the...
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Sep 11, 2021
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y Kieran Prendiville "The horrible thing about the two minutes hate was not that one was obliged to act a part, but, on the contrary, that it was impossible to avoid joining in. Within thirty seconds any pretence was always unnecessary. A hideous ecstasy of fear and vindictiveness, a desire to kill, to torture, to smash faces in with a sledgehammer, seemed to flow through the whole group of people like an electric current, turning one even against one's will into a grimacing, screaming...
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Sep 11, 2021
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A dark thriller set in France, written in French and English. Alice teaches business English near Grenoble. When Serge asks her for a late night English lesson, there's no way she could have guessed what he was planning... A tense, fast-moving story about two people who've come adrift from their lives in a sea of globalisation. Directed by Abigail le Fleming Alice Bethan Walker Serge Stephane Cornicard Michael Shaun Mason Ethan Bettrys Jones Director Abigail le Fleming Writer Adrian Penketh
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Sep 11, 2021
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50 years after the end of the war that first brought them together, three Special Operations Executive agents meet once again to record interviews for a TV documentary investigating the murder of their colleague Patricia at the hands of the Gestapo. Whilst waiting to be interviewed Vera Atkins, Leo Marks and John Harrison reminisce but soon move beyond pleasantries to re-examine their conduct during the war. In doing so they gradually reveal a complicated history of lies, self-deception and...
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Sep 10, 2021
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SNT The Cross-Examiner by James Pickles During a low point in his fortunes, Dyfed Stockwith, a brilliant grammar-school-educated barrister, finds himself prosecuting Jane Muller over an alleged tampering with the brakes of her husband's car. But as he argues a case against defence counsel Carole Pidding , he becomes deeply sceptical about Jane's guilt.... Other parts played by Diane Collett and Christopher Douglas Directed by BRIAN MILLER BBC Bristol (Anthony O'Donnell is a member...
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Sep 10, 2021
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It's good to talk - or so they say - but not when you're called from beyond the grave... Dr Edward Elmore...........,,,,,.........John Shrapnel Stephen Warburton.......,,,,,.........Nick Dunning Reverend Neville Barber........,,,,Christopher Scott Martha..........................................,,,,Carolyn Jones Written by Carey Harrison Director: Sally Avens First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1997
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Sep 10, 2021
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By Sheridan Le Fanu, dramatised by Don McCamphill. Laura is a lonely girl living in a solitary castle in the south east of Austria. Into her life comes the beautiful and mysterious Carmilla, with whom Laura strikes up what will prove to be a dangerous friendship... Contributors Author: Sheridan Le Fanu Dramatised by: Don McCamphill Producer: Lawrence Jackson Laura: Anne-Marie Duff Carmilla: Brana Bajic Father: David Warner Moutebank/General: Kenneth Cranham Madame: Celia Imrie Doctor: Nigel...
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Sep 10, 2021
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Marsh's Gothic novel was first published in the same year as Bram Stoker's Dracula, which it outsold six times over. MP Paul Lessingham, a handsome man of wealth, talent and ambition, has a strange and disturbing past which threatens to destroy him. Contributors Author: Richard Marsh Dramatised by: Roger Danes Director: Marion Nancarrow Robert Holt: Robert Harper Paul Lessingham: Gerard McDermott Sidney Atherton: Alex Lowe Marjorie Lindon: Janet Maw Augustus Champnell: Sean Baker Mr Lindon:...
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Sep 10, 2021
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John's plays have a distinctive realism; they are generally recorded on location, using local actors. This is a gritty drama set in Mumbai. The story takes place against a vivid soundscape of Indian city life. A man walks into a couple's home and says that he thinks that it's his own house. But he's confused; he has suffered some sort of memory loss. He is befriended by a street child, but everything still seems to be going round in circles. The story gradually comes together, piece by piece,...
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Sep 9, 2021
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SNT When Dr Stockmann discovers that  the  spa baths, on which  the  livelihood  of  his town depends, are contaminated, he is initially praised as a public benefactor. But sadly such adulation is short-lived.... Author: Henrik Ibsen Translated by: Michael Meyer Director: Gordon House Dr Thomas Stockmann: Michael Williams Peter Stockmann: John Moffatt Hovstad: Ronald Pickup Mrs Stockmann: Jane Wenham Petra: Deborah Makepeace Billing: Davld Timson Aslaksen: Ronald Herdman Morten Kiil:...
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Sep 9, 2021
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The White Devil By John Webster Flamineo ..... Patrick Kennedy Vittoria ..... Anna Maxwell Martin Brachiano ..... Shaun Dingwall Francisco ..... Peter Wight Monticelso ..... Sean Baker Ludovico ..... Harry Myers Isabella ..... Christine Kavanagh Gasparo ..... David Seddon Camillo ..... Sam Dale Cornelia ..... Frances de la Tour Marcello ..... Michael Shelford Giovanni ..... Lloyd Thomas Hortensio ..... Tony Bell Zanche ..... Pippa Bennett Warner Dr Julio ..... Jude Akuwudike Adapted and...
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Sep 9, 2021
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Robert Glenister stars in this time-hopping supernatural thriller set in (and under) Bath. It's 1999, and aspiring poet Saul Judd is living quietly in Bath with his wife, Elise, and son, Thomas. But when he wins a competition he never intended to enter, he is drawn into a web of dark forces and mysterious events. What is the link between leprous Prince Bladud, founder of Bath; a Dark Ages scribe's prophetic chronicle; a geriatric nursing home resident's warnings and a toddler's terror of 'the...
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Sep 9, 2021
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In 2020, where technology has advanced to a terrifying level, an elderly musician is invited onto a TV show to justify his existence. Stars Bernard Cribbins and Philip Jackson. Director: Cherry Cookson.
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Sep 9, 2021
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CREDIT GOES TO CHEOPS. Rene Basilico's adaptation of the novel by Hammond Innes. George Grant is the young English lawyer who embarks on a journey to Bahrain... Six episodes of approximately 30 minutes each. Episode 1: The Journey To Arabia -------------------------------- A newspaper article and some mysterious instructions from an almost forgotten client, send young English lawyer George Grant to Arabia. Episode 2: Bahrain-Sharjah-Dubai -------------------------------- An innocent search for...
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Sep 9, 2021
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The gentleman detective tackles a country house party murder. 
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Sep 9, 2021
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 In Opening Night, a leading actor is found gassed in his dressing room. It looks like suicide, until it transpires that he was widely detested. Inspector Alleyn quickly realises that almost everyone in the theatre had a motive for his murder. Jeremy Clyde stars as Inspector Alleyn.
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Sep 9, 2021
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When in Rome finds Inspector Alleyn joining a group of highly suspicious tourists on a visit to a Roman catacomb. The corpse he finds in an ancient sarcophagus has been very recently murdered...
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An adaptation of Ngaio Marsh's whodunnit, featuring detective Roderick Alleyn. Jonathan Royal is a man rich enough to indulge his somewhat extravagant sense of the theatrical. But when he hits on the bizarre idea of throwing a weekend party with guests who have good reasons to loathe one another, his malicious comedy quickly turns to tragedy. Dramatised by Alan Downer Author: Ngaio Marsh Dramatised by: Alan Downer Director: David Johnston Chief Det Insp Roderick Alleyn: Nigel Graham Jonathan...
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Sep 9, 2021
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SNT Death In Ecstasy [1936] by Ngaio Marsh with Peter Howell and Gary Watson   Broadcast 13 September 1969 (Saturday Night Theatre) When wealthy Cara Quayne dropped dead to the floor after drinking the ritual wine at the House of the Sacred Flame, she was having a religious experience of a sort unsuspected by the other initiates. Discovering how the fatal acid got into the group's wine is but one of the perplexing riddles that confronts Inspector Roderick Alleyn.
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Sep 9, 2021
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SNT Death At The Dolphin [1967] by Ngaio Marsh with David Valla, Malcolm Hayes, Frank Duncan, Anthony Hall and Peter Howell Broadcast 6 Feb 1971 (Saturday Night Theatre) After a chance encounter, the bombed-out Dolphin Theatre is given to Peregrine Jay by a mysterious oil millionaire. His patron also agrees to let Jay display a glove that belonged to Shakespeare. The theft of the glove leads to a death, and Inspector Roderick Alleyn is called in.
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Sep 9, 2021
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CREDIT GOES TO DONLEAVY A Surfeit of Lampreys, Ngaio Marsh (BBC7 Drama) From the uncut box - Lame MP3, 44Khz, 128Kbps, CBR, Stereo A gruesome way to go - Lord Wutherford meets a nasty death at the home of the Lampreys, a family with much charm but little cash. This was Marsh's first detective story, written as a pleasant diversion in 1932.  The plot is very conventional - a Murder Game producing a genuine corpse - but the solution is clever and original, and the murderer comes across as...
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Sep 9, 2021
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In the privacy of her office, a psychiatrist torments a man suffering from a faulty memory. Or does she? When treatment becomes a struggle for power, who can separate reality from illusion, lies from truth, sanity from insanity, guilt from innocence? And what is at stake in the world outside the room? Spend a suspenseful session with Robert Havelmann and Dr. D. S. Evans in John Kessel's mind-bending dance of reality, fantasy, and psychological horror, "A Clean Escape".
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Comedy about the clash of spiritual and human yearning, as an overweight Glasgow minister faces a mid-life crisis. When the 23-stone Reverend Plum Duff is suspected of having an affair with both the son and the wife of his session clerk, he turns to drink and his ukelele for support.
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Sep 5, 2021
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On a visit home to Glasgow for his father's funeral, Tom's thoughts go back to 1974, the year when - as a 15-year-old schoolboy - he was fascinated by stars: astronomical stars in the night sky, glamorous rock-stars like David Bowie, and would-be local stars like the charismatic and sexually ambiguous Danny who he meets one day on the bus. Tom (40) ...... Paul Young Tom (15) ...... William Barlow Tom's father ...... Finlay Welsh Tom's mother ...... Carol Ann Crawford Danny ...... John Kielty...
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A religious retreat in the Scottish Highlands is the venue for the final investigation by the psychic Thomas Soutar. Thomas and Kat discover that the extreme views of their host have alienated many people in the community, and a quiet few days away become unexpectedly life-changing when Thomas has a fateful reckoning with his psychic abilities. Written by Alastair Jessiman Produced and directed by Bruce Young
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Glasgow psychic Thomas Soutar helps track down a killer who is hiding in the city's underground tunnels. Robin Laing as Thomas, with Julie Duncanson asKat, Simon Donaldson as Brodie, Finlay Welsh, Stevie Hannan, Finlay McLean, John Shedden, Ann Scott-Jones, Sharon Young. Producer Bruce Young
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Thomas and Kat go to an island in the Outer Hebrides to visit their friends, Richie and Guy. But the island holds a terrible secret....
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Sep 4, 2021
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Thomas is brought helps investigate when a journalist goes missing after building up a dossier on a powerful crime family.
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A friend contacts Thomas after she finds a box full of old cassette tapes in the attic. Can the tapes shed light on the mysterious death of her mother?
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Thomas Soutar is asked to investigate the disappearance of a family friend. It's believed the missing man may have committed suicide. The voices in Thomas's head suggest a different explanation - but before he can solve the mystery he's shocked by a revelation about a secret hidden deep in his own past. And what is the secret Mrs. Soutar cannot share with her son?
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A BBC Radio 4 atmospheric thriller from the occasional series of psychic investigations by the 'Sensitive': Glasgow's psychic detective, Thomas Soutar. In  A Casualty of War , a woman missing since 1945 is seen in a deserted guest house. Originally broadcast as the 'Afternoon Play' on 19 April 2011. Thomas' mother has been forced to close her guest house due to emergency building work. An old friend, retired hotelier Jack Cameron, offers her the use of his guest house, now lying empty....
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Sep 3, 2021
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Afternoon Play: The Sensitive 1/4 The Sensitive: The Sensitive   Offbeat thriller by Alastair Jessiman. Police call in a psychic to help find a missing woman. Thomas Soutar is adept at solving crimes - but is his extraordinary gift a blessing or a curse?  Review from The Radio Times Thomas Soutar (played by Robin Laing) is an incredibly gifted man who, over the course of three previous outings in Radio 4 dramas, has never been able to determine whether his keen psychic powers are a blessing...
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A magical, murderous, musical fairy tale by Lucy Rivers. Life for 16-year-old Hannah is pretty miserable. Her mother's a drunk and her baby brother Gethin is an evil little gremlin child. But then one night she meets an alluring violinist who plays the most seductive melodies. He offers Hannah the chance to fulfil her darkest desires. How far will Hannah go to get what she wants? A wickedly playful dark modern fable with an original score composed and performed by Lucy Rivers. Guitarist ........
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BAFTA-winning writer Trevor Preston draws on his own experience as an artist in this dark thriller. Anna is a painter driven to capture the haunting images of death that fill the twilight world of her dreams. But whose death do they foretell? Directed by Toby Swift Trevor Preston trained at the Royal College of Art before embarking on a career in television. He wrote for many of the best dramas of the 1970s and 80s, including Ace of Wands, Callan, The Sweeney, Minder, Out and Fox, for which...
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With Robert Ellis, Catherine Willmer, Pauline Letts, Francis Jeater, Bridget Turner, William Nighy. An ex-soldier, only just out of Northern Ireland, has nightmares. A disturbing alter-ego emerges from his subconscious, threatening his sanity, and begins to affect the people around him. Dir. Graham Gauld. "
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Aug 22, 2021
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Actual events during the Cold War inspired Hugh Whitemore's moving drama, which takes place in a London suburb during the winter of 1960. A distinguished cast. including Alfred Molina, Michael York and Teri Garr, portrays aspects of loyalty, duty and friendship when the Jackson family slowly become aware that their cherished Canadian neighbours may not be quite what they appear. Director Martin Jarvis Behind the scenes: page 119 Contributors Writer: Hugh Whitemore Director: Martin Jarvis Bob:...
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Aug 22, 2021
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While in police custody a suspected terrorist 'fell' to his death from the fourth floor of Police HQ. But someone, disguised as a maniac, has got into the building and is determined to find out what really happened and who is to blame... Dario Fo's world famous comic masterpiece is a biting satire on police corruption. Adapted by award-winning comedian Jeremy Hardy. Adrian Edmondson ..... Maniac Jennifer Saunders ..... Maria Feletti Jill Gascoine ..... Superintendent Stephen Frost ........
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A psychological thriller about a mother who believes her husband is plotting to kill their newborn baby. Jenny ...... Lyndsey Marshal Matt ...... Joe Caffrey Sylvia ...... Olwen May Doctor ...... Stephen Tomlin Sound design by Kal Ross and Steve Brooke. Directed by Pauline Harris.
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Aug 21, 2021
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Kate and Patrick face terror from the sinister past of their newly renovated house. Francis Turnly's thriller with Tara Flynn.
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Aug 20, 2021
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John is a young gay man living in Edinburgh in 1967. Homosexuality is about to be legalised in England, but not in Scotland. When John takes up lodgings with the enigmatic Mrs Margaret Bailey, he begins to experience what life as a conventional straight man could be like. But Margaret is no ordinary house-wife; she's slowly turning John into a replica of her husband. And John's beginning to like it. Haunting drama by Andrew Doyle. Cast: Young John...... Sam Swann Older John ...... Richard...
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Aug 20, 2021
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In the heart of the English countryside in a specialist residential hospital. A man, a government agent, is in a fugue state - a psychological shutdown - the result of something seemingly threatening that has taken place in a remote village. Needing to act before the situation escalates and believing the patient can still hear, Doctor Fallon uses sound recordings to recreate events leading up to the point of shutdown, to prompt the patient's brain into remembering what has happened. Julian...
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By Simon Passmore. Given to job of producing an item for a television show about Britain's worst film director, researcher Mia goes in search of the fabled horror film Earworm, a video nasty, and its creator. There are rumours of cast and crew suffering unexplained accidents. The film's director disappeared after destroying all known copies of the film.  Mia .......... Chloe Pirrie, Josh .......... Shaun Mason, James .......... Justin Salinger, Lena .......... Jane Slavin, Charlie .............
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Cassie has retinitis pigmentosa, a degenerative eye disease. She falls in love with Danny and moves in with him. The problem is Danny has a protective older brother who thinks Cassie is faking her disability. A psychological thriller about sight and perception. Director/Producer Gary Brown. Writer: Hugh Whitemore Director: Martin Jarvis Bob: Alfred Molina Mr Stewart: Michael York Helen Kroger: Teri Garr Peter Kroger: Ed Begley, Jr. Barbara: Rosalind Ayres Julie: Fuschia Sumner Thelma: Rosalyn...
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Young Emily goes to live with her family in an inherited country house. When she begins to see and hear strange things, Emily fears that she is being haunted. Colin Finbow's unusual ghost story is set in Edwardian England. Stars Anna Jones, Kate Buffery, John Rowe and Anna Massey. Emily ...... Anna Jones Mama ...... Kate Buffery Papa ...... John Rowe Miss Rabstock ...... Anna Massey Dawson ...... Gareth Armstrong Crabtree ...... Tina Gray Ghost ...... Emily Howes Edward ...... Michael Tucek...
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Aug 20, 2021
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Duncan MacMillan dramatises Clive Barker's novella, the inspiration for cult 1992 horror film Candyman. A run-down housing estate fizzes with supernatural forces. Author Clive Barker Adaptor Doug MacMillan Helen Nadine Marshall Trevor Michael Begley Bernadette Fenella Woolgar Anne Marie Fenella Woolgar Archie Danny Lee Wynter Kerry Adam Rojko Candyman David Judge Young Helen Annie Ackermann Composer John Coxon Producer Polly Thomas
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Aug 20, 2021
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SNT BBC Radio 4: Saturday Night Theatre Broadcast: Saturday 18th June 1983 @ 8:30 p.m. Max Quixall, a successful writer of the cloak and dagger story, wants to spend his remaining years out of the limelight even though he is only middle-aged. His wife Elaine, also a writer, wants to be a success in her own right. Something has to give.... As a writer, Max Quixall started off as a bastard and became nice while his wife, Elaine, started off as a nice little mouse and became a bitch. Though she...
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Aug 20, 2021
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Thriller by Matthew Broughton. Daniel is plucked from the factory floor and groomed by the state as a body-double.
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Aug 20, 2021
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The renowned Victorian detective and former actress Dorcas Dene is commissioned by a desperate mother to save her son from the gallows after he is accused of the brutal murder of his wife. Dorcas has her work cut out to solve the case, given that the victim has named her husband as the assailant with her dying breath. Humorous, forensically logical and a resourceful mistress of disguise, Dorcas Dene is one of the better-drawn stars from the golden age of the English detective short story. By...
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London 1951: Newly acquitted killer Benji Cann finds refuge at the Asterisk Club, but then turns up dead. Stars David Tennant.
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Aug 20, 2021
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A play rooted in the Second World War, but taking place many years later. An atrocity takes place in a concentration camp, and a survivor, with some co-conspirators, finds a way of evening the score. 19 Aug 61, Home Service. With Sebastian Shaw, Ernst Ullman.John Wise, Felix Felton, Irene Prador, Peter Wilde; directed by Hugh Stewart.
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A wealthy socialite is kidnapped by a man who appears fixated by twins. He leaves incomprehensible clues for the police to follow, the ransom increasing each time. Can the police find the missing girl in time?
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A woman is missing, but the detective's only clue is a series of jumbled letters. Bill Murphy's thriller stars Susan Lynch.
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Aug 19, 2021
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Dramatised by Neville Teller from the novel by Jill Paton Walsh. When Frari, takes over the biography of mathematician Gideon Summerfield , she rapidly discovers a mystery which could put her in danger. with Tracy Wiles , Robert Harper , Peter Howell , James Greene , Marlene Sidaway , Geoffrey Whitehead , Colin Starkey , Di Botcher and Iwan Thomas. Director Janet Whitaker Contributors Dramatised By: Neville Teller Novel By: Jill Paton Walsh. Unknown: Gideon Summerfield Unknown: Tracy Wiles...
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Dramatisation of the novel by Denise Mina, set in Glasgow in 1984. Plucky young journalist Paddy Meehan investigates the death of a lawyer in one of the city's most exclusive suburbs.
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by Sian Evans. How does a normal family who take pride in their soldier son deal with the aftermath of a shocking and unexpected event? Paul and Ali are forced to re-evaluate their whole family history as they struggle to come to terms with their son's actions. Ali ..... Anne Lacey Paul ..... Alexander Morton Iain ..... Sean Biggerstaff Captain Sams ..... Liam Brennan Chris ..... Finn den Hertog Jess ..... Sally Reid Hunt/Padre ..... Kenny Blyth Producer/director ..... Gaynor Macfarlane.
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Aug 18, 2021
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Peter Harrington is a 43-year-old workaholic who is over-weight, a smoker, and has high blood pressure. His business associates and wife keep telling him that he will drop dead one day if he doesn't completely change his lifestyle. One day, after another hectic day at work, he runs to the station to catch the 11:00 p.m. train home. As he sits in one of the compartments, time starts to drift past 11:00 p.m. with no train departure. Slowly, he starts to see that all those around him, railway...
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A new adaptation of Franz Kafka's classic book The Trial - dramatised and updated by Mark Ravenhill as part of Radio 3's series "In the Shadow of Kafka". Imagine being accused of something you've not only not done, you don't even know what it is. Imagine a series of quasi-authority figures invading your office, bedroom and streets at any time of day or night. Imagine the buildings and city in which you live changing in front of your eyes. Imagine a never-ending, increasingly...
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Aug 17, 2021
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Audiobook Velda's new boyfriend is handsome and charming. But why is she increasingly suspicious of him? Read by Barbara Flynn.
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Aug 17, 2021
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A three-part BBC Radio drama about modern-day spying set in Cairo against a backdrop of the Arab Spring. Hard-up Coptic art expert Duncan Kavanagh scrapes a living as a private English-language tutor and by showing tourists around the ancient churches of Cairo. He lives with his feisty, politically-aware, 15-year-old daughter, Ola, who is half-Egyptian, in a modest flat they can barely afford. Since the revolution, the situation has become ever harder for Duncan, with tourists in short supply....
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Aug 17, 2021
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NOT A BBC PROGRAMME It's from Springbok theatre and a short detective story.
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Aug 17, 2021
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SNT The play opens just before Christmas, many years ago. In the city of Polchester there was an old rickety building on the rock above an old grass-grown square. The house was a windy, creaky, rain-bitten place where three old ladies lived as tenants, including Miss Beringer, who moved in the day before. Although Miss Beringer has a rather nervous personality, she is befriended by a kindly neighbour named Mrs. Amorest. Soon, however, she meets the third tenant, a strange woman who takes an...
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Aug 17, 2021
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In 1979, a team of scientists moves into a new laboratory in a Victorian mansion. When Jill Greely hears a strange disembodied scream, the team decides to analyse the phenomenon, which appears to be a psychic impression trapped in the wall. The scientists begin to realise that their work has disturbed something hidden beneath the stone, something ancient and malevolent. Acclaimed British filmmaker Peter Strickland (Berberian Sound Studio, The Duke of Burgundy) re-imagines a classic 70s horror....
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Aug 17, 2021
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SNT A comedy thriller by John Lawson. With David McKail, Eileen McCallum and Leon Sinden. 'If you have any contacts in the thieving line, I've got an idea ... A bit of information that could be worth a bundle, properly handled ... I know a bank I can get into, anytime, day or night ...' Producer Gordon Emslie (Scotland) (Repeated: Monday, 3.5 pm) 9.58 Weather Contributors Writer: John Lawson Producer: Gordon Emslie Dan: David McKail Pyrus: Leon Sinden MacCallum: Willy Joss Denis: Lawrence...
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Beatrice Baynes was the sort of interfering, overbearing, hateful woman a lot of people wished dead. The god-daughter she tormented wished it. The nephew she could disinherit too easily wished it. The young teacher she had disgraced wished it. A host of old Meldon School classmates wished it. But since wishing couldn't make it so, someone picked up a blunt instrument and bashed her head in
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Aug 16, 2021
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Mystery story involving the murder of a child, and an odd individual being drawn back to the lake which he knew as a child. Probably mid 80s. With James Aubrey as Ben Wheeler, Karen Archer as Isabelle; also stars Pauline Yates, Frances Jeater, Barry Woolgar, Teresa Gallagher, David Thorpe, Nicholas Boulton, Steve Hodson, Isabelle Hewitt, John Prendergast, Hayley Thomas. Directed by Ned Chaillet.
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Aug 16, 2021
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1920s - Curly Delafield, a young arms merchant determined to discover the secret behind the disappearance of his sister Sarah... Delafield's investigations uncover a web of corruption under the placid setting of Guildford, where his father lives in suspicious circumstances with his housekeeper, Mrs Dunning. Will Delafield unfold the mystery of his sister's disappearance - and is his father involved? Cast: Curly Delafield: James Laurenson Jenny Wilbur: Kika Markham Grace Dunning: Sheila Grant...
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Aug 16, 2021
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A serial killer is on the loose in South London. The only clues to his identity are a cardboard triangle left at their home of each victim, along with traces of a deadly zombie poison and a series of macabre photographs sent to a priest, Father Raphoe, showing the victims in pseudo religious poses.
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Aug 16, 2021
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First there was the insomnia.Then there were the support groups that helped him sleep.Then Marla Singer turned up, muscled in on ascending bowel cancer and ruined everything.Then he met Tyler Durden. Then came Fight Club. Fight Club  is the psychological story of a man's descent into an underground world of violence. Mild mannered product recall specialist by day, tortured insomniac by night, our narrator meets Tyler Durden - part-time projectionist, banquet waiter, soap-maker and anarchic...
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Aug 16, 2021
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by Mary Braddon Nine ghost stories, dramatised by Robin Brooks. At a Christmas party, the young Rebecca West meets a mysterious stranger. Literary passions, among others, are aroused. What does it take to tell a good ghost story? A challenge is proffered, a battle of wits begins, as does a descent into dark imaginings. Director Clive Brill.
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Aug 16, 2021
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Shamed by Furquan Akhtar. Shabana's son has been arrested for a very serious crime. She feels shunned by her community. Yet she believes that the son she has lovingly nurtured cannot be capable of such a callous crime. She determines to be supportive and to clear his name. Hard hitting drama by the 2014 winner of the Alfred Bradley Bursary Award for new writers. Director/Producer Gary Brown Furquan Akhtar is a Broadcast Magazine Hot Shot (2014) and Guardian Newspaper "One to Watch"...
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As Pat catches up with an old friend in the park, it suddenly dawns on her that her four year old grandchild is no longer in the playground. Clare Dwyer Hogg has emerged as one of Ireland's most exciting new playwrights. Her first play Farewell, directed and starring Stephen Rea, premiered in December 2012 and launched the reforming of Field Day Theatre Company. It was also broadcast on R3 in March 2013. As well as her theatre work, Clare is an award-winning journalist having received the...
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